I've actually finished my first project in Print last month, so I'm just uploading some old work :).
We had to choose a particular theme in a classic print and try to re-modernise our chosen theme in contemporary fashion textiles. Going to those three museums visits were meant to help me but I think the only one which really related to my project was the Horrockses Fashions Exhibition. I was torn between choosing floral and paisley as my main theme. But after talking with my tutor, I chose paisley in the end because its something different :)
With re-modernising paisley, I found...quite...a challenge! It's quite hard to re-modernise a classic print. I just sat there in my room, drawing different shapes and lines in my sketchbook.
So these are the designs I came up with in the end, first done by hand and then edited in Photoshop:
Screen printing is a very messy job:
Printed on silk chiffon:
What happened when I added an extra colour:
This is when I printed too much and my design got transferred over to my tutor's cloth ^o^ He said I couldn't have the cloth but it can stay their forever :)
Some close-ups when I finished printing :) It was a long day.
What do you think? Good/Bad?